Synopsis by Karen Solomon
Commentary from war experts and graphic, often brutal, footage from real naval disputes, air battles, and hand-to-hand combat round out this extensive series originally broadcast by the History Channel. The series travels the globe to present a historical account and strategic interpretation of the Great War that shaped history and changed the world forever. This volume tracks General Douglas MacArthur's promise to return to the Philippines after his evacuation to Australia. Almost two years later he made good on his word, and landed on Leyte. The program details the attacks and assaults under MacArthur's renewed direction that freed the Southeast Asian country from the grip of the Japanese.